Weeks after Harper inked a then-record $330 million deal, his fellow star outfielder has taken the cake in terms of big-money deals, landing a 12-year extension with the Los Angeles Angels reportedly worth more than $430 million.
The seven-time All-Star would have been an even more unprecedented free agent in 2020 than Harper and new San Diego Padres infielder Manny Machado were this past offseason, but now Trout is set to potentially finish his career in L.A. as the highest-paid player in his sport. With an average annual salary of more than $35.8 million, Trout has instantly skyrocketed to the top of several all-time contract lists, most notably besting Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez’s $365 million fight deal from October 2018.
You thought Aaron Rodgers broke barriers when he became the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback in 2018 and, by default, football’s best-compensated player? Boy, do we have news for you.
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